The simulator that keeps on giving

The BBC reports:

“‘Vomiting Larry’ is busy being sick over and over again in an experiment to test just how far the winter vomiting bug can travel when it makes you ill.┬áLucky for Larry, he is not a constantly retching human – but a simulated vomiting system that shows the virus can travel an impressive 3m (9.8ft) in a projectile episode, according to his creators at the Health and Safety Laboratory.”

vomiting-larry

(Thanks to investigator Tony Tweedale for bringing this to our attention.)

BONUS: A bit more detail about Larry and the lab.

BONUS: Kate Kelland of Reuters carefully takes her own look at Larry.